About Us

Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina Owner Terry A. Kahn, G.G. knows jewelry. Since 1980, Mr. Kahn has helped each of his customers achieve the most accurate appraisals for retail replacement, obtaining insurance or establishing liquidation values to settle an estate.

Mr. Kahn started his career in retail jewelry sales in North Carolina in 1978, but quickly rose to vice president of Bardy’s Fine Jewelry, where he learned every aspect of the jewelry business, including appraising, buying, marketing and advertising. In 2008, Mr. Kahn started Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina, focusing on the appraisal business.

He earned his Graduate Gemologist degree in 1980 at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in residence in Santa Monica, Calif. Mr. Kahn also is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).

Through the years, Mr. Kahn has mastered diamond and gemstone grading, including the 4C’s (color, clarity, cut and carat weight), the use of necessary gemological equipment, including microscope, refractometer, karat gold and gemstone testers, detection of synthetic or counterfeit items, and the valuation of all of your precious items based on current retail market conditions.

Mr. Kahn’s extensive experience and study of fine estate jewelry has helped build a strong network in the trade of brokers, dealers and private collectors to assist in achieving the most accurate appraisals for retail insurance or estate liquidation purposes.

“Over the years we have made presentations to bank trust departments, insurance companies and retirement communities about the importance of getting a jewelry appraisal and having documentation of your valuable items.  Recently, the Greensboro Police Department asked us to assist them in identifying and recovering stolen merchandise.  The result of those meetings led to the publication of a brochure on how to “Safeguard Your Jewelry”. 

Pick up your copy of the brochure and a complimentary jar of jewelry cleaner at our office, by mail or click to view or download a copy of “Safeguard your Jewelry”

To download a copy of “Safeguarding your Jewelry” click here…


The (GIA) Graduate Gemologist Program offers the highest and most prestigious level of expertise and knowledge about identifying diamonds and colored gemstones in the jewelry industry.


The Association’s primary purpose is to recognize and make available the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those in the public requiring such expertise.